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The Wellcome Library is one of the greatest specialist collections on the history of medicine and the medical humanities. It houses over 2.5 million items of extraordinary range and diversity, including books, films, archives, manuscripts and artworks from around the world.

The Library is making as many of its collections as possible freely available online. In addition to this selection of historical books and journals, increasing amounts of digitised material, including manuscripts and archive collections can be found on the Library website.

The Wellcome Library is part of Wellcome Collection, the free destination for the incurably curious.

Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health.

See a tag cloud for the Wellcome Library material in the Internet Archive.

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European Libraries

TOPIC atoz
Pharmacy 6,992
Drug Industry 6,979
Medicine 306
Public Health 177
General Surgery 174
Science 148
Sanitation 122
Exercise Therapy 116
Water Supply 115
Gymnastics 114
Therapeutics 107
Physiology 102
Genital Diseases, Female 97
Materia Medica 97
Massage 94
Anatomy 93
Pathology 90
Cholera 83
Chemistry 82
Clinical Medicine 80
Hygiene 78
Skin Diseases 78
Homeopathy 74
Hydrotherapy 70
Health Resorts 69
Cooking 66
Pharmacopoeias 65
Eye Diseases 64
Tuberculosis 59
Military Medicine 55
Forensic Medicine 54
Mineral Waters 53
Gynecology 49
Obstetrics 49
Pediatrics 49
Plants, Medicinal 49
Botany 45
Mental Disorders 45
Syphilis 45
Diagnosis 44
Midwifery 44
Sex 44
Heart Diseases 43
Disease Outbreaks 41
Physicians 40
Surgical Procedures, Operative 40
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary 40
Ear Diseases 39
Natural History 35
Physics 34
Dissection 33
Jurisprudence 33
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 33
Biological Evolution 32
Drug Therapy 32
Histology 32
Sanitary Engineering 31
Nursing 30
Vaccination 30
Electric Stimulation Therapy 29
Neoplasms 29
Women 29
Pharmaceutical Preparations 28
Technology 28
Pharmacology 27
Registries 25
Sexual Behavior 25
Prostitution 24
Deafness 23
Military Personnel 23
Nose Diseases 23
Ophthalmology 23
Diet Therapy 22
Museums 22
Tropical Medicine 22
Urologic Diseases 22
Formularies as Topic 21
Magic 21
Alchemy 20
Military Hygiene 20
Smallpox 20
Dyspepsia 19
Education, Medical 19
Geology 19
Malaria 19
Occultism 19
Orthopedics 19
Anatomy, Regional 18
Anthropology 18
Child 18
Pathology, Surgical 18
Pharyngeal Diseases 18
Physical Education and Training 18
Religion and Science 18
Toxicology 18
Zoology 18
Diphtheria 17
Physical therapy 17
Sewage 17
Uterine Diseases 17
Case Report 16
Diet 16
Ethnology 16
Herbal Medicine 16
Kidney Diseases 16
Liver Diseases 16
Medicine, Traditional 16
Research 16
Chemistry Techniques, Analytical 15
Dietetics 15
Exhibits as Topic 15
Homosexuality 15
Laryngeal Diseases 15
Laryngoscopy 15
Legislation 15
Rectal Diseases 15
Stomach Diseases 15
Thoracic Diseases 15
Urinalysis 15
Bacteriology 14
Bone and Bones 14
Communicable Diseases 14
Demography 14
Drainage, Sanitary 14
Naturopathy 14
Paraphilias 14
Refraction, Ocular 14
Urethral Stricture 14
Urine 14
Water 14
Yellow Fever 14
Art 13
Asthma 13
Astronomy 13
Bacteria 13
Formularies, Hospital 13
Hypnosis 13
Industry 13
Leprosy 13
Naval Medicine 13
Plants 13
Poverty 13
Therapeutics, Surgical 13
Typhoid Fever 13
Bandages 12
Chemistry, Pharmaceutical 12
Dermatology 12
Digestion 12
Eye 12
Forensic Psychiatry 12
Gout 12
Masturbation 12
Microscopy 12
Nervous System Diseases 12
Philosophy 12
Psychiatry 12
Psychology 12
Respiratory Tract Diseases 12
Urogenital Diseases 12
Witchcraft 12
Anatomy, Comparative 11
Biogenesis 11
Complementary Therapies 11
Diabetes Mellitus 11
Embryology 11
Folklore 11
Food Contamination 11
Lung Diseases 11
Marriage 11
Religion 11
Social Conditions 11
Spinal Curvatures 11
Travel 11
Anesthesia 10
Balneology 10
Chemistry, Organic 10
Ear 10
Engineering 10
Exercise 10
Graves Disease 10
Influenza, Human 10
Internal Medicine 10
Libraries, Medical 10
Medicine, Greek and Roman 10
Ophthalmoscopy 10
Paleontology 10
Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. Library 10
Advertising as Topic 9
Antisepsis 9
Birds 9
Blood Circulation 9
Climate 9
Education 9
Electricity 9
Epidemiology 9
Ferns 9
First Aid 9
Hair 9
Hospitals 9
Hospitals, Psychiatric 9
LANGUAGE
English 11,404
French 959
German 768
Spanish 161
Italian 100
Latin 75
Swedish 43
Dutch 33
Russian 17
undetermined 16
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Chemist and Druggist
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848,746
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Chemist and Druggist, the leading trade journal for the pharmacy community in the UK, has been in continuous publication since 1859. It contains a wealth of information for studying the history of medicine and pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Also contained in its pages are many striking visual examples from over 150 years of developments in advertising, packaging and graphic design. The Chemist and Druggist has been made available by the Wellcome Library, one of the greatest...
Wellcome Sexology Collection
collection
56
ITEMS
34,128
VIEWS
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Resources digitised to compliment the Wellcome Collection Sexology exhibit, 2014-15.
Wellcome Trust Publications
collection
149
ITEMS
20,325
VIEWS
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Historic printed material published by the Wellcome Trust.
Wellcome Forensics Collection
collection
84
ITEMS
14,216
VIEWS
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Resources digitised to compliment the Wellcome Collection Forensics exhibit, 2014-15.
19th Century Books
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3,444
VIEWS
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The Wellcome Library has made freely available a selection of books from its historical collections, published between 1800 and 1900. The Wellcome Library is one of the greatest specialist collections on the history of medicine and the medical humanities. It houses over 2.5 million items of extraordinary range and diversity, including books, films, archives, manuscripts and artworks from around the world. See a tag cloud for the Wellcome Library material in the Internet Archive.
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Unwin, J. D. (Joseph Daniel), 1895-1936.; Unwin, J. D. (Joseph Daniel), 1895-1936
texts
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"Notes and references": p. [433]-617. Bibliography: p. [624]-642
Topics: Primitive societies, Sexual ethics, Sex, Culture
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Topics: Photography of the nude, Photography, Erotic
Copy no. 631 of a limited edition of 775 numbered and signed copies
Topics: Phallicism, Religion and Sex
3000 copies were privately printed by the anthropological branch of the Falstaff Press in 1933
Topics: Paraphilias, Sex, Homosexuality, Prostitution, Erotica, Nudity
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Issued in a limited edition of "only three thousand copies"
Topics: Erotic literature, Erotic art, Sex in literature, Pornography, Sex, Prostitution, Homosexuality,...
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wellcome Trust Publications
by Burroughs Wellcome and Company; Wellcome Foundation Ltd
texts
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favorite 0
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Advertising booklet for Burroughs Wellcome's products and exhibits at the Meeting
Topics: Drug Industry, Exhibits as Topic, Advertising as Topic
"List of authorities": p. [535]-538
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Flagellation, Flagellants
Wellcome Library
by Dingwall, Eric John
texts
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Topic: Infibulation
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wellcome Library
by Hirschfeld, Magnus, 1868-1935; Gaspar, Andreas
texts
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Includes bibliographies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Sex, Erotica, War, Rape, Military Personnel
Wellcome Library
by Ploss, Hermann Heinrich, 1819-1885; Bartels, Max (Maximilian), 1843-1904; Bartels, Paul, 1874-1914; Dingwall, Eric John
texts
eye 1,087
favorite 1
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A translation based upon "Das Weib in der Natur- und Völkerkunde : anthropologische Studien von Dr H. Ploss," Leipzig, 1885, and later editions. cf. Pref
Topics: Women, Ethnology, Sex, Women
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wellcome Library
by Stern, Bernhard, 1867-1927; Berger, David, tr
texts
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Translation of : Geschlechtsleben in der Türkei : mit Beruecksichtigung der muslemischen Nachbarlaender und der ehemaligen Vasallenstaaten : eigene Ermittlungen und gesammelte Berichte / von Bernhard Stern"
Topics: Sex, Sexual Behavior
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wellcome Library
texts
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favorite 1
comment 0
Issued in 6 parts
Topics: Plants, Medicinal, Materia Medica
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Bloch, Iwan, 1872-1922
texts
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favorite 2
comment 0
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Topics: Sadomasochism, Erotica, Flagellation, Sex, Sexual Behavior, Homosexuality, Sexually Transmitted...
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
"The sale of this book is restricted to members of the Medical and Legal Professions, Scientists, Anthropologists, Psychologists, Sociologists, Criminologists, and Social Workers"
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wellcome Library
by Hirschfeld, Magnus, 1868-1935; Gaspar, Andreas
texts
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favorite 0
comment 0
Includes bibliographies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Sex, Erotica, War, Rape, Military Personnel
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wellcome Library
by Bloch, Iwan, 1872-1922; Forstern, William H
texts
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favorite 3
comment 0
Published in 1938 under title: Sexual life in England, past and present
Topics: Sex, Marriage, Prostitution, Flagellation, Erotica, Homosexuality, Morals
Also published London : F. Aldor, 1936
Topics: Sexual Behavior, Sex Offenses, Paraphilias
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wanting frontispiece?
Topics: Flagellation, Flagellants, genealogy
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wellcome Library
by Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942
texts
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favorite 1
comment 0
Includes bibliographical footnotes and index
Topics: Sex, Marriage, Families, Culture, Mythology
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wellcome Library
by Stekel, Wilhelm, 1868-1940.; Stekel, Wilhelm, 1868-1940
texts
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favorite 1
comment 1
Translation of Sadismus und Masochismus
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Paraphilias
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wellcome Library
texts
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favorite 0
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Reprinted from various sources
Topic: Tongue Neoplasms
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Wile, Ira S. (Ira Solomon), 1877-1943.; Wile, Ira S. (Ira Solomon), 1877-1943
texts
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favorite 1
comment 0
Bibliography: p. 307-320
Topics: Sexual ethics, Free love, Sex, Morals, Social Conditions
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Dedication: "To His Majesty the King of the Belgians "
Topics: Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564, Anatomy
Wellcome Trust Publications
by Burroughs Wellcome and Company; Chicago Exposition (1933)
texts
eye 694
favorite 0
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Advertising booklet for Burroughs Wellcome's products given away at the 1933 Chicago Exposition
Topics: Burroughs Wellcome and Company, Drug Industry, Exhibits as Topic, Advertising as Topic
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Edition limited to 300 numbered copies on French hand-made paper"
Topic: Sex
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Hirschfeld, Magnus, 1868-1935.; Hirschfeld, Magnus, 1868-1935
texts
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Topics: Sex, Masturbation
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Nogaret, François Félix, 1740-1831; Rosa, Giovanni della; Elluin, François Roland, 1745-1810; Borel, Antoine, 1743-1810; Aretino, Pietro, 1492-1556. Sonetti lussuriosi. French
texts
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comment 0
"Avant-propos" (p. [5]-6) signed: Giov. della Rosa
Topics: Erotic literature, Pornography, Coitus
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Wellcome Sexology Collection
by Berg, Karl.; Berg, Karl
texts
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Topic: Sadism
Wellcome Trust Publications
texts
eye 610
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Cover title
Topics: Porter, Roy, 1946-2002, Medicine
Wellcome Library
by Stekel, Wilhelm, 1868-1940.; Stekel, Wilhelm, 1868-1940
texts
eye 608
favorite 0
comment 1
Translation of Sadismus und Masochismus
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Paraphilias
Wellcome Sexology Collection
texts
eye 607
favorite 1
comment 0
Includes bibliographic references
Topics: Sex, Women, Men, Gender Identity
Supplement to his Manuale pharmaceuticum
Topic: Pharmacopoeias
Wellcome Sexology Collection
texts
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comment 0
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Topic: Sex customs
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry
Signatures: [A]-2U4 (leaf 2U4 is wanting)
Topic: Masturbation
Wellcome Sexology Collection
texts
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Topics: Corporal punishment, Flagellation, Flagellants
Topics: Pharmacy, Drug Industry